Chow Lab @ Penn Bioengineering

People


Principal Investigator


Brian Y. Chow, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where his laboratory invents new technologies to manipulate and monitor cellular physiology, and applies them to understanding how cells make decisions. Prior to Penn, he was at Third Rock Ventures, a life sciences venture capital firm, and served on the founding management team of SAGE Therapeutics, a neurotherapeutics company. He has also held engineering roles at IBM. Brian received his B.S. in Chemistry from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Laboratory, where he also conducted his postdoctoral training, jointly with the Department of Biological Engineering and McGovern Institute for Brain Sciences. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award.



Post-graduates (Post-docs, Graduate Students, and Technical Staff)


Erin Berlew
Ph.D. candidate, Bioengineering
B.S. Chemistry, Haverford College
Gabrielle Ho
Ph.D. candidate, Bioengineering
B.A. Molecular and Cellular Biology, UC Berkeley
Ivan Kuznetsov
M.D./Ph.D. Candidate, Bioengineering
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, and Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Johns Hopkins University
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow
Michael Magaraci
Ph.D. Candidate, Bioengineering
B.S.E. Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
NSF GRFP Fellow
Kevin Smida
M.S. Candidate, Bioengineering
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell


Undergraduates


Keisuke Yamada
Electrical Engineering and Bioscience Candidate, Waseda University
School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania


Alumni

(Post-lab position; Current position if known)

  • PhDs and Post-docs
  • Spencer Glantz, PhD 2012-2017 (Post-doc, Jackson Laboratories) 
  • Pimkhuan Hannanta-Anan, PhD 2012-2018 (Assistant Professor, KMUTT) 
  • Amy Chuong, Post-doc 2017-2018 (Post-doc, Janelia Farms) 
  • Molly Sheehan, Post-doc 2015-2018

  • Undergraduates, Masters, and Staff
  • Chandler Ochs, Visiting Undergraduate (McGill) 2019 ( )
  • Bohdana Discher, Visiting Faculty 2015 ( )
  • Christian Fagre, Master’s student 2017 ( )
  • Chris Herbst, Lab Technician, 2019 (Ph.D. candidate, Thomas Jefferson)
  • Ranganath Parthsarathy, Research Scientist 2013-15 ( )
  • Rajiv Patel-O’Connor, Undergraduate 2016 ( )
  • Nikita Rao, Undergraduate 2014-16 ( )
  • Eleanor Rand, Lab Technician and Undergraduate, 2017-19 (Ph.D. candidate, Harvard)
  • Jane Shmushkis, Undergraduate 2014-17 ( )
  • Anup Singh (Vagelos Scholar), Undergraduate 2013 ( )
  • Shriram Sundararaman (Rachleff Scholar), Undergraduate 2013-15 (M.D. Candidate, UVA)
  • Karol Szymula, Undergraduate 2015-18 (Researcher, Penn BE)
  • Avin Veerakumar, Lab Technician, 2013-14 (MD & Ph.D. candidate, Stanford)
  • iGEM 2013 (Daniel Cabrera, Mahammad Charawi, Danielle Fields, Bradley Kaptur, Joshua Tycko)
  • iGEM 2014 (Nikita Rao, Jane Shmushkis, Amey Vrudhula, Renyao Wei)
  • iGEM 2015 (Nikita Rao, Hannah Rears, Jane Shmushkis, Shriram Sundararaman, Karol Szymula)
  • iGEM 2017 (Andrew Clark, Mike Patterson, Karol Szymula)